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14:25 Kelso

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Johnston Smillie Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Johnston Smillie Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Quite a useful staying handicapper on the Flat (won twice over 1m6f); promising hurdles debut when fourth at Newbury last month (2m, good to soft, pulled hard); should improve particularly if he settles better

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7th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Alnilam

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

in rear early, hampered by faller 1st

11/2

1st

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Alnilam

11st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

prominent on inner

4/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 217-12 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Catterick Bumper winner for Brian Ellison last February; won a Ffos Las maiden hurdle for Kerry Lee in December (2m, heavy) and good second at Wetherby on stable debut last time (2m, soft); chance.

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1st

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:50 Sedgefield

Tedtwo

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

made all, awkward jump 3 out, going easily 2 out, shaken up and went clear approaching last, nudged out and went further clear run-in, unchallenged

6/4

2nd

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Tedtwo

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led

2/1

2nd

3

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Tedtwo

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led, clear 1st, reduced lead 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, joined 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 56

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed three times from six starts in Irish points; beaten over 7l when fifth to Primoz (7lb worse off) on hurdles debut at Ayr but not quite so good with a hood tried over C&D last time (heavy); hood retained and tongue-tie also tried; others stronger.

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5th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:27 Newcastle

Ballyfort

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, raced in third, disputing second 5th

4/1

3rd

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Ballyfort

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, held up in last

16/1

6th

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Ballyfort

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Placed in three of his six Irish points and then changed hands for £30,000; beaten under 8l in a 2m novice at Ayr and there were some good horses ahead of him; steady pace that days casts some shadow over the reliability of that form but he's one of the better options; now hooded.

12/1

OUR TIP

11/10

Form: 17 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£150,000 purchase after being runner-up in two Irish points; made all to win an Ayr novice on hurdles debut in November (2m, good to soft, second and third have won since); well beaten in a Haydock Group 2 next time (1m7f, good to soft); chance down in grade.

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4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Primoz

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent

11/10

7th

8

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Primoz

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Bought for £150,000 after second in two Irish points; tongue-tie was fitted for hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) and he made all for a comfortable defeat of I Love My Baie (who was conceding a penalty) with last season's Aintree Grade 2 bumper winner back in third; looks highly promising.

3/1

Form: 3-978

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in a C&D bumper on debut in April last year (good); ordinary form over hurdles so far; stable has a stronger contender in Primoz.

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9th

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Northern Cardinal

11st 3lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in Kelso bumper last spring; showed nothing more than minor promise in his three qualifying runs over hurdles there (2m, soft/heavy) and his tendency to race too freely remains a worry but he has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and is a possible improver.

11/2

5th

10

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Northern Cardinal

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders on outer, hit 1st, soon midfield

50/1

8th

7

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Northern Cardinal

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Third on debut in bumper here (2m, good) last April and he's in good hands, but soundly beaten seventh of nine behind Dream Boy over C&D (heavy) 16 days ago on his first hurdle start, and others are preferred.

20/1

Form: 24/89

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair form in bumpers, but only modest efforts over hurdles so far; more needed.

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6th

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Boot N Shoe

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear 1st

25/1

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:32 Carlisle

Boot N Shoe

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear, awkward jump and lost ground 1st

33/1

Form: 5676-

Last run: 496 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown a great deal in bumpers or on hurdles debut; back from a break; best watched.

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7th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Dapper Gent

11st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Maurice Barnes

Hasn't shown a great deal in bumpers or on hurdles debut; back from a break; best watched.

66/1

7th

2

22nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:02 Perth

Dapper Gent

11st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Maurice Barnes

led at steady pace, headed halfway, pushed along home turn, lost ground quickly 3 out, well held from over 2f out

40/1

Form: 7-0

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Modest efforts in two bumpers; likely to need the experience on hurdles debut.

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3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:12 Carlisle

Flying Sandpiper

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jackie Stephen

Down the field in both bumpers and has struggled at massive odds on his two hurdle starts; he would be a shock winner today.

200/1

8th

3

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Flying Sandpiper

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jackie Stephen

Didn't show much in two bumpers last year and was pulled up when 300-1 for last month's hurdle debut at Kelso.

200/1

8

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Flying Sandpiper

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jackie Stephen

didn't jump well, towards rear on inner, overjumped 1st, awkward jump 2nd

100/1

Form: 6P6-

Last run: 294 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

1m AW winner on the Flat for James Evans; made little impact in his four runs over hurdles last year; not an obvious contender.

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9

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Last Mission

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

took keen hold, in touch with leaders in centre of group

100/1

3

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

Last Mission

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Flat winner but has shown little in three hurdle starts (including in a hood latest); wind surgery since latest run; tough task on these terms.

66/1

6th

6

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:40 Perth

Last Mission

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Flat winner but little to show for two hurdle efforts since joining this yard; too free in both and hood now fitted.

40/1

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Non-runners

Breizh River

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Payout
Exacta £101.00
Straight Forecast £84.70
Trifecta £379.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tedtwo

POSTDATA:

Primoz

Telegraph:

Breizh River

Daily Mail:

Primoz

D Express:

Primoz

The Sun:

Primoz

The Star:

Primoz

RP RATINGS:

Tedtwo

TOPSPEED:

Tedtwo

The Times:

Tedtwo

The Guardian:

Tedtwo

Daily Mirror:

Tedtwo

Daily Record:

Tedtwo